The dream of having an Optimist Club to serve the Middleton community will soon be a reality!
Eight people have joined our club:
We’re looking at some very interactive projects. School breakfasts and developing a place for kids to go after school have been discussed as have scholarship, art and internet safety programs. Plus we know that the Middleton Optimist Football players would love to be supported by an Optimist Club at home.
An Optimist Club will not take the place of other organizations in the community. One will, however, provide extra hands and hearts to fill the needs that we see every day with an emphasis on projects that our members want to do to make Middleton a better place to live, work and raise a family.
Optimist Clubs have a local focus
Two features that make Optimist Clubs stand apart from any other service organization are: the degree of independence that local clubs enjoy and the direct involvement or “hands-on” approach that we put into our projects.
Every Optimist Club is unique depending on the community it serves. Some clubs do activities every week. Some have a monthly schedule and others opt to do really big programs once or twice per year. It is really up to you and how active you want to be in your community.
A few projects coordinated by Optimist International
Optimist Essay and Oratorical Contests – students compete for ninety-six $2,500 scholarships each year
Optimist Junior Golf Championships – six hundred golfers participate in one of the largest junior golf tournaments in the world
Childhood Cancer Campaign – more than $5M has been given to John Hopkins Research Hospital to eradicate childhood cancers. Every club is now encouraged to donate to local causes that serve children with cancer and their families
Do you have an idea? Would you like to get involved?
We would like to meet you and tell you more at an Informational Meeting:
Wednesday, August 4
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sunrise Restaurant, 200 E. Main, Middleton